On her route to workplace conflict restoration, Merry taught philosophy for over twenty years in St. Louis, Missouri and Martin, Tennessee. Her work in philosophy centred around training students to develop critical thinking skills and empowering them to engage in difficult conversations.
Merry runs her own business in workplace conflict restoration. She is passionate about training and empowering employees and businesses to deal with conflict swiftly and justly, with a win/win restorative mindset that is committed to treating all people with dignity and respect.
For over a decade, Merry has been involved in her community through her work with the National High School Ethics Bowl. She has a B.A. from Azusa Pacific University in Philosophy and Psychology, a M.A. in Humanities with an emphasis in Philosophy from Western Kentucky University, is a member of the International Ombuds Association, a founding member of the Institute for Organizational Change, and a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Civil Mediator.
Merry is also a writer and speaker. Her latest book, The Food Addict: Recovering from Binge Eating Disorder & Making Peace with Food is her first work of non-fiction. She has two young adult series, featuring The Knowers and Gold Manor Ghost House.
From California, she now resides in Northwest Tennessee with her husband of 26 years (who is also a philosopher), three boys, and one cat.